Tuesday, 2nd October, 2012
Benfica coach Jorge Jesus insists his side do not fear Barcelona.
The Portuguese giants welcome Lionel Messi and co. to the Estadio da Luz tonight for a Champions League clash and the pressure is on for Jesus’ men to take something from the meeting.
Facing Barcelona would be a daunting prospect at the best of times but, with the Spanish giants having won all six of their La Liga games so far, combined with their opening Champions League group match against Spartak Moscow, they arrive in Lisbon in red hot form.
Jesus however insists his players are not intimidated.
“One point against the group favourites would be good”, said the Benfica coach.
“If you don’t lose games like this then that is always a good result.
“It was a hard game against Celtic and now it is Barcelona. We will try to stop them like any other team.
“We respect them, but we don’t fear them.”